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From: "Cathy Joynt Labath" <>
Subject: !! Connaught Journal; Oct 29, 1840
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 17:49:35 -0600


Cork continues to hold it pre-eminence over any provincial town or city
in Ireland, in the begetting vice, the intoxication of the lower classes, 51
common drunkards having been taken up there between Saturday night and
Monday morning last.

Mr. Gregg, Solicitor, complained to Mr. Baldwin, assistant barrister at
the Cork sessions, that he had been called in the street, a liar and
scoundrel by Dr. Ahearne, for having entracted in evidence that the Doctor
took half-crown fees. The barrister condemned the attack, but could not deem
it a contempt of court.

The Cork board of guardians resolved to turn out all the able-bodied
paupers in search of harvest work, which now occupies many hands.

The Lord Lieutenant's custom is not withdrawn from Luke Dillon, in
consequence of his having joined the repealers.

Cathy Joynt Labath
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